Sriracha & White Bean Dip

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I’m a serial snacker.

No, really, it’s a problem. I have a whole drawer in my kitchen that is dedicated to chips, crackers, nuts, and other salty snacks. (Please note: I do not keep chocolate or sweets in the house and my sisters curse me for it.)

If I don’t eat every couple of hours, I get grumpy. My husband calls this hangry: a combination of hungry and angry. It’s not a pretty sight. That being said, I always keep snack food on hand and I like to have an arsenal of good snack recipes. I bookmarked this gem of a recipe a while ago, as I had a lonely can of cannellini beans in the pantry that I wanted to use up. (It should go without saying that I always have a bottle of Sriracha nearby.)

I finally got around to making this dip one afternoon when I was particularly hangry. I didn’t have much snack food in the house and dinnertime was rapidly approaching. Nich was at work and I just didn’t have the energy (or patience) to make dinner. Luckily, I remembered that I had a can of cannellini beans and I managed to muster up the energy to throw the beans (and various other Asian spices) into a food processor. And just like that, I was transported to a world of happy snacking. (Did I make dinner that evening? Nope. Did I eat chips and dip for dinner? You betcha.)

Truthfully, this is hardly a recipe. It’s just a simple bean dip, with the addition of a few key Asian ingredients.

It’s easy, it’s tasty, and it’s absolutely fantastic for staving off hanger. ;) I highly recommend it.

(Slightly adapted from White on Rice)

1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed
1 tablespoon canola (or other neutral) oil
1.5 teaspoons sesame oil
1.5 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
A squirt of fresh squeezed lime juice
Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
Optional: You may add water in to thin out the dip or make it smoother.

Combine all elements in a food processor or blender. Blend until well combined and smooth. You may want to add in water (one tablespoon at a time) and blend until dip is smooth and creamy.

Serve with chips, crackers, or crostini. (I ate the dip with these Adzuki bean chips from Trader Joe’s. SO DELICIOUS.)

12 Responses

  1. I love having this recipe. We experienced a familial rite of passage recently wherein my 9 yr old begged to try Frito’s Bean Dip while at the grocery store. We don’t eat anything like that and feeling if you don’t experiement kids will grow up and subsist on Ho Ho’s and Snickers bars, I gave in. We brought home all 3 of their bean dips and channeled the 1970’s. It was knarly to say the least. I’m all for chips and dip for dinner but just not that. You have given us the opportunity to do a repeat with about 400 less ingredients than listed on the purchased bean dip label and I’m sure much more delish! Thank you.

  2. Katie says:

    I love this dip!!! I lived off it for almost a month :) This just made my morning.

  3. Mari says:

    I can attest to Lindsay and Nich’s happy snacking. I succumb to it preeeetty much everytime I’m at their house :)

    Linds, I love the ease and quickness of this recipe. And I’m sure I’ll love the taste too once I put it in my mouth.

  4. DL Mayfield says:

    I count how long I have been married in Siracha bottles. 3 and 1/2 is how many we have gone through. Srsly though, this looks delicious!

  5. Yum all the way. Great impromptu anti hangry recipe! Wish I lived next store so I could come over with scoopers in hand.

  6. Oh my goodness, I totally feel you on the hangry issue. I’m like the Hulk– one minute fine, the next minute SARA SMASH!

    This looks absolutely delicious– right up my alley with the salty/spicy snacks. Can’t wait to make it!

  7. Love it. I’ve never used sriracha in a dip or sauce…and I should!

  8. Kim Bee says:

    Omg “hangry”, I love it. You’re hilarious. This dip would make my guys flip out.

  9. Kaity says:

    Hi! Just made this recipe, but noticed after 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, it shows “1/2 teaspoon”. What’s that ingredient supposed to be?

    It tastes awesome anyway! :)


    • lindsay says:

      Kaity, I’m honesty not sure! I cannot think of anything else I included in this recipe, so I think it was a random typo! Sorry for the confusion (and glad you like the dip!)

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